McDaniel holds off Dickinson rally, wins third straight

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Ali Moreland (Davidsonville, Md./South River) netted 15 points to go with nine rebounds, leading McDaniel to a 65-56 victory over Dickinson in Centennial Conference (CC) women’s basketball action on Tuesday.

            Ashley Lyles (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) added 12 pointss and 10 rebounds for the Green Terror (8-6, 6-3 CC), who staved a rally by the Red Devils (7-7, 5-3 CC) that saw the hosts close the deficit from 11 to four before hitting eight free throws in the final minute to win by nine.
            Brooke Muller and Alesha Sisco recorded 16 points apiece to lead Dickinson, which also got 13 points from Carole Dempsey.
            Trailing 19-16 on a Dempsey jumper with 8:37 showing in the first half, McDaniel put together a 12-0 run to turn the three-point deficit into a nine-point advantage just 5 minutes, 14 seconds later.
            The Red Devils tallied six of the half’s final nine points to close with 30-25 at the intermission and Dempsey hit a 15-foot jumper on the squad’s first possession of the second half to close to within three but four points from Moreland, including one of her two 3-pointers, keyed a 12-4 run that pushed the lead out to 11 with 15:53 to play.
            Holding its 11-point lead at 52-41 with 7:37 on the clock, the Red Devils put together a 7-0 run over the next 2:27 to close within four.
            Despite not hitting a field goal for the final 10:27, the Greeen Terror extended its lead with a 12-for-15 showing from the charity stripe after Dickinson closed to within four.
            Moreland added three assists and four steals for McDaniel while Whitney Snoops (Millersville, Md./Archbishop Spalding) chipped in nine points and eight rebounds.
            The Green Terror grabbed a season-high 52 rebounds and finished the contest with a 52-28 advantage on the boards.
            McDaniel returns to action at home against Johns Hopkins on Thursday. Game time is 7 p.m.